Selover Public Library goes live with COOL and the Evergreen ILS
On Tuesday, June 5th, the Selover Public Library went live with Evergreen on the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) shared catalog.
The new Consortium of Ohio Libraries is hosted and administered by OHIONET in conjunction with the member libraries. Selover is the third of the eight founding members to migrate onto the system, with an estimated final library migration into the consortium scheduled for early 2013. Please visit http://info.cool-cat.org for more information about the Consortium, or take a look at the catalog directly at http://www.cool-cat.org.
The project was funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Evergreen, the open source ILS originally developed by PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) for the Georgia Public Library Service, is used by over 1,000 libraries across 31 states, 4 countries, and 8 Canadian provinces. This count only includes reported installations, as anybody is free to download, install and try it out for their library.
If you have any questions about Evergreen or joining COOL, please feel free to contact consortium president Chauncey Montgomery, Director of the Community Library in Sunbury (email@example.com or 740-965-3901) or Suzi Lyle, Director of the Selover Public Library, (firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-768-3431). Tony Bandy is the Technology Specialist at OHIONET in charge of supporting COOL. He is also available to answer questions about the consortium at email@example.com or 800-686-8975, ext. 19.